Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana

P.O. Box 12003
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46862

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A Draft Made!
Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 9 Aug 1862
Who Are Liable to the Draft
Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 23 Aug 1862
Enrollment of Militia!
Dawson's Daily Times, 29 Aug 1862
The Draft
Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 27 Sep 1862
1,000 Guns for Allen County
Dawson's Daily Times and Union, 15 Oct 1862

Civil War Draft Enrollment and
Roll of Volunteers, 1862
Allen Co., Indiana

In August 1862, the President called for states to raise 300,000 militia volunteers under threat of a special draft. Indiana counties enumerated their potential draftees by township or city ward recording name, age, occupation, and reasons for potential exemption from service. The resulting enrollment lists are held by the Indiana State Archives.

Allen County recruited one thousand volunteers by October 15th, 1862, so its quota for this call was filled without need for conscription.

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Drafting Postponed
Dawson's Daily Times, 22 Sep 1862
Indiana's Quota
Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 4 Oct 1862